Affirm 19

When we soothe ourselves,
we know the gift of love.

Emily’s Affirmations

I’ve been paying closer attention to this theme recently, considering what it would look like for me to soothe myself: in this moment, this day, this month?

Self-soothing can take many forms and is distinct from self-care. Self-care asks, “What can I do for me?” Self-soothing asks, “What needs healing?”

I’ve learned that one of the greatest gifts I can give myself is paying attention to the vacancies, the longings, the letdowns, the fears, the sadness, the shame, and challenging myself to tend to their wounds.